Art Basel Miami Beach 2004

By Abel S.

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The international art world’s favorite winter meeting place. The third edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will take place from December 2 to 5, 2004. America’s most important art show is the favorite winter meeting place of the international art world. From a record number of 530 applications, the Selection Committee chose 180 galleries from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa to showcase works by over one thousand 20th and 21st century artists. 97% of last year’s exhibitors re-applied for this year’s show. There will be special sections devoted to one-person shows of young  artists, young galleries in shipping containers converted into exhibition spaces, stands with new works of art, a Video Lounge, and art projects in public spaces. With 40 newly  admitted galleries augmenting the already wide variety of art on exhibition, this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach promises the most star-studded line-up yet. An exciting program of special exhibitions, visits to private collections, crossover events, and Art Basel Conversations with personalities from the international art world round out the wide-ranging program on offer to visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach.

Venue
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Florida, USA
Hall A and D
Entrances: Convention Center Drive and Washington Avenue

Duration and Opening hours
Thursday December 2 to Saturday December 4, 2004
Daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Closing day, Sunday December 5, from noon to 6 p.m.
Vernissage for invited guests: Wednesday December 1, 2004

Art Positions and Art Video Lounge
Thursday December 2 to Saturday December 4, 2004
Daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing day, Sunday December 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy Hour daily from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Vernissage for invited guests: Wednesday December 1, 2004

Admission
Day Ticket $ 20
Day Ticket kids, students, seniors $ 12
Guided School Classes $ 5
Groups of 10 or more $ 12
Permanent Pass $ 50
Evening Ticket (after 5 p.m.) $ 12
Admission is free for children under 16 when accompanied by an adult

Art Kids
The premier day care center for children with parents visiting Art Basel Miami Beach, will be comprised of a series of art related programs for children that will span from December 2 – 5, 2004. Art Basel will partner with Art Nexus and The Miami Children’s Museum to bring this wonderful opportunity to the artists and collectors of tomorrow. Children enrolled in the program will participate in arts and crafts, art history and story telling. Children would be under the supervision of the well-trained staff of The Miami Children’s Museum

Exhibition and event program

Art Galleries: 175 of the world’s leading art galleries for modern and contemporary art from North America, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and Asia will display 20th and 21st century art works. Painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film, performance, video and digital art by more than 1000 artists. From multiples for a few hundred dollars by young artists to multi-million-dollar museum-calibre masterpieces. Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Deco District)

Art Statements: A Window to the Future of Art

Fifteen young artists from eight countries will be presented to a large international public in the special Art Statements sector of the international Art Basel Miami Beach art show. Art Statements offers young art a specially priced platform that brings the artists and their galleries to the attention of an international audience of curators, collectors, and the media. Visitors are encouraged to make discoveries and experience fascinating encounters with the work of the youngest generation of artists.
Miami Beach Convention Center. (Art Deco District)

Art Nova: A Special Sector Creates a Sensation

For this year’s edition of Art Nova sector, 22 galleries were selected. These galleries will present new works by two to four of their artists. Art Nova offers visitors an opportunity for fascinating encounters with works fresh from studios around the globe. This special sector is also an ideal platform for sounding out current trends in art.
Miami Beach Convention Center. (Art Deco District)

Art Magazines: American and international art publications, Internet magazines and books. Miami Beach Convention Center
(Art Deco District)

Art Institutions: cultural organizations and institutions.Miami Beach Convention Center
(Art Deco District)

Opening hours: Daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Closing day from noon to 6 p.m.
Opening night for invited guests on December 1, 2004

Art Positions: Cutting-Edge Art in Containers

The special sector Art Positions is once again an attractive part of the international art show this year. 20 cutting edge galleries will be showing their work in shipping containers converted into exhibition spaces. Art Positions offers the participating galleries an interesting, inexpensive platform on which to present their cutting-edge program. During the Happy Hour at sundown, interesting DJs are on the job. Collins Park at the Beach  (Art Deco District)

Art Video Lounge: lounge with comprehensive program of contemporary video art. Rotunda of Public Library Miami Beach, Collins Park (projections and videotheque).

Art Projects: Projects in public places. Most projects located within walking distance from Miami Beach Convention Center.

Venue
Miami Beach Convention Center
Hall A and D
Entrances: Convention Center Drive and Washington Avenue
Duration: Thursday December 2 to Sunday December 5, 2004
Opening hours: Daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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